CC Madhya 20.113
- śaktayaḥ sarva-bhāvānām
- yato ’to brahmaṇas tās tu
- sargādyā bhāva-śaktayaḥ
- bhavanti tapatāṁ śreṣṭha
- pāvakasya yathoṣṇatā
śaktayaḥ—energies; sarva-bhāvānām—of all types of creation; acintya—inconceivable; jñāna-gocarāḥ—by the range of man’s knowledge; yataḥ—from whom; ataḥ—therefore; brahmaṇaḥ—from the Absolute Truth; tāḥ—those; tu—but; sarga-ādyāḥ—bringing about creation, maintenance and annihilation; bhāva-śaktayaḥ—the creative energies; bhavanti—are; tapatām—of all the ascetics; śreṣṭha—O chief; pāvakasya—of fire; yathā—as; uṣṇatā—heat.
“‘All the creative energies, which are inconceivable to a common man, exist in the Supreme Absolute Truth. These inconceivable energies act in the process of creation, maintenance and annihilation. O chief of the ascetics, just as there are two energies possessed by fire—namely heat and light—these inconceivable creative energies are the natural characteristics of the Absolute Truth.’
This is also a quotation from the Viṣṇu Purāṇa (1.3.2).